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Scouted for girls’ rugby

Year 10 student, Olivia Paddy, has been scouted for a brand new rugby development programme for girls in Yorkshire. Olivia attended trials in Selby on Saturday 9 September, along with seven others in her age group from across the county, and was successfully appointed as a member of this exciting new initiative, run by RFU England.

Olivia has been passionate about increasing girls’ participation in the sport amongst her peers, and has been instrumental in setting up girls’ rugby teams both within school and the wider community. In addition to her commitment to the Allerton Grange Girls’ Rugby Team and role as Sports Leader, she has also played for Moortown Rugby Club for over a year and has helped to establish their Under 13s, 15s and 18s teams.

Ms Nat Mellor, Curriculum Leader for PE said, “We are really proud of Olivia’s involvement in all aspects of sport within school and particularly this wonderful news that she is joining the first ever Yorkshire Girls’ Rugby Development team. She is relentless in her commitment and ambition to improve her skills; she is a wonderful role model for other girls. I’m sure she will go far.”

Keeping up the momentum, Olivia has now also attended trials for the Yorkshire Girls’ Rugby team and England team. Good luck to Olivia form all at Allerton Grange!

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